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Absorb
Absorb Move Game
(すいとる Absorb)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Grass
Category Type Special
Power: 20
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 25*
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
BrightPowder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest data
Pokémon Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal:
Jam:
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1

Absorb (Japanese:すいとる Absorb) is a damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

In Battle

Absorb is a nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target. It is also affected by a rare item known as the Big Root by increasing the amount of HP that is drained. Big Root also has similar effects to Mega Drain and Giga Drain.


Learnset

Generation I

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Oddish Grass/Poison
Gloom Grass/Poison
Tangela Grass 29 (RBG)
Tangela Grass 27 (Y)
Kabuto Rock/Water 34
Kabutops Rock/Water —, 34
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation II

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Oddish Grass/Poison
Gloom Grass/Poison
Vileplume Grass/Poison
Tangela Grass 10
Kabuto Rock/Water 10
Kabutops Rock/Water —, 10
Bellossom Grass
Sunkern Grass
Sunflora Grass
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation III

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Oddish Grass/Poison
Gloom Grass/Poison
Vileplume Grass/Poison
Tangela Grass 10
Kabuto Rock/Water 13
Kabutops Rock/Water —, 13
Bellossom Grass
Sunkern Grass
Sunflora Grass
Treecko Grass 6
Grovyle Grass —, 6
Sceptile Grass —, 6
Beautifly Bug/Flying —, 10
Lotad Water/Grass 7
Lombre Water/Grass 7
Ludicolo Water/Grass
Shroomish Grass
Breloom Grass/Fighting
Roselia Grass/Poison
Cacnea Grass 5
Cacturne Grass/Dark —, 5
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation IV

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Oddish Grass/Poison
Gloom Grass/Poison
Tangela Grass 8
Kabuto Rock/Water 6
Kabutops Rock/Water —, 6
Sunkern Grass
Sunflora Grass
Treecko Grass 6
Grovyle Grass —, 6
Sceptile Grass —, 6
Beautifly Bug/Flying —, 10
Lotad Water/Grass 5
Lombre Water/Grass 5
Ludicolo Water/Grass
Shroomish Grass
Breloom Grass/Fighting
Roselia Grass/Poison
Cacnea Grass 5
Cacturne Grass/Dark —, 5
Turtwig Grass 9
Grotle Grass 9
Torterra Grass/Ground —, 9
Budew Grass/Poison
Tangrowth Grass 8
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation V

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Oddish Grass/Poison
Gloom Grass/Poison
Tangela Grass 8
Kabuto Rock/Water 6
Kabutops Rock/Water —, 6
Sunkern Grass
Sunflora Grass
Treecko Grass 6
Grovyle Grass —, 6
Sceptile Grass —, 6
Beautifly Bug/Flying —, 10
Lotad Water/Grass 5
Lombre Water/Grass 5
Ludicolo Water/Grass
Shroomish Grass
Breloom Grass/Fighting
Roselia Grass/Poison
Cacnea Grass 5
Cacturne Grass/Dark —, 5
Turtwig Grass 9
Grotle Grass 9
Torterra Grass/Ground —, 9
Budew Grass/Poison
Tangrowth Grass 8
Cottonee Grass
Petilil Grass
Maractus Grass
Foongus Grass/Poison
Amoonguss Grass/Poison
Frillish Water/Ghost 5
Jellicent Water/Ghost —, 5
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move


How Absorb is Used
Pokémon How Used Used By
Oddish Oddish fires a red beam from it's leaves at the opponent. When the opponent is hit, its body glows red and Oddish drains its energy.
Gloom Gloom fires a red beam from it's plant at the opponent. When the opponent is hit, its body glows red and Gloom drains its energy.
Vileplume Vileplume fires a red beam from it's flower's center at the opponent. When the opponent is hit, its body glows red and Vileplume drains its energy.
Bellsprout Bellsprout releases two red beams from the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Bellsprout absorbs its energy. A wild Bellsprout
Weepinbell Weepinbell releases two red beams from the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Weepinbell absorbs its energy.
Victreebel Victreebel releases two red beams from the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Victreebel absorbs its energy.
Tangela Tangela digs it's vines into the opponent body and the opponent's body glows red and Tangela drains its energy.
Kabuto Kabuto digs it's claws into the opponent body and the opponent's body glows red and Kabuto drains its energy.
Kabutops Kabutops digs it's claws into the opponent body and the opponent's body glows red and Kabutops drains its energy.
Bellossom Bellossom releases two red beams from it's flowers at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Bellossom absorbs its energy.
Sunkern Sunkern releases a red beam from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Sunkern absorbs its energy.
Sunflora Sunflora releases two red beams from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Sunflora absorbs its energy.
Treecko Treecko releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Treecko absorbs its energy.
Grovyle Grovyle releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and GrovyleTreecko absorbs its energy.
Sceptile Sceptile releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Sceptile absorbs its energy.
Beautifly Beautifly digs it's mouth into the opponent's body and the opponent's body glows red and Beautifly drains its energy.
Lotad Lotad releases a red beam from it's mouth at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Lotad absorbs its energy.
Lombre Lombre releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Lombre absorbs its energy.
Ludicolo Ludicolo releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Ludicolo absorbs its energy.
Shroomish Shroomish releases a red beam from the hole on its head at the opponent. When hit, the opponent's body glows red and Shroomish absorbs its energy. A wild Shroomish
Breloom Breloom releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Breloom absorbs its energy.
Roselia Roselia releases two red beams from it's roses at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Roselia absorbs its energy.
Cacnea Cacnea digs it's thorns into the opponent's body and the opponent's body glows red and Cacnea drains its energy.
Cacturne Cacturne digs it's thorns into the opponent's body and the opponent's body glows red and Cacturne drains its energy.
Phanpy Phanpy digs it's trunk into the opponent's body and the opponent's body glows red and Phanpy drains its energy.
Donphan Donphan digs it's trunk into the opponent's body and the opponent's body glows red and Donphan drains its energy.
Turtwig Turtwig releases a red beam from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Turtwig absorbs its energy.
Grotle Grotle releases two red beams from it's bushes at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Grotle absorbs its energy.
Torterra Torterra releases a red beam from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Torterra absorbs its energy.
Budew Budew opens it's bud and releases a red beam from it at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Budew absorbs its energy.
Roserade Roselia releases two red beams from it's roses at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Roselia absorbs its energy.
Tangrowth

Tangrowth fires two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When the opponent is hit, its body glows red and Tangrowth drains its energy.

Sometimes, the red parts of its hands glow red before it fires the beams.

A wild Tangrowth
Cottonee Cottonee releases two red beams from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Cottonee absorbs its energy.
Whimsicott Whimsicott releases two red beams from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Whimsicott absorbs its energy.
Petilil Petilil releases three red beams from it's leaves at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Petilil absorbs its energy.
Lilligant Lilligant releases two red beams from it's arms at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Lilligant absorbs its energy.
Maractus Maractus releases two red beams from it's arms at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Maractus absorbs its energy.
Foongus Foongus releases a red beam from it's top at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Petilil absorbs its energy.
Amoonguss Amoonguss releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Amoonguss absorbs its energy.
Frillish Frillish releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Frillish absorbs its energy.
Jellicent Jellicent releases two red beams from it's hands at the opponent. When it hits it, the opponent's body glows red and Jellicent absorbs its energy.

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